Clark & Brody

Clark & Brody

Intellectual Property Firm experienced in Patent Prosecution both Domestic and Overseas, Trademark Prosecution, Licensing, Litigation, Copyrights, All Forms of Counseling.

Firm Overview

Nearly 80 years of combined experience handling copyrights, patents, trademarks and more

The law firm of Clark & Brody was established in 1999 with the goal of protecting clients' inventions, products, art and designs. By practicing exclusively in intellectual property, our attorneys have developed a vast understanding of this complex area of the law. We are dedicated to providing timely, high-quality and reasonably-priced services to our clients.

Dedicated representation from tenacious attorneys

Our clients always come first. We understand how overwhelming the legal process can be. We are committed to reducing your stress while working toward the best possible outcome for your case.

When you come to Clark & Brody, you can be sure that you are getting:

Experienced advocacy. Attorney Conrad J. Clark has been practicing law since 1971. Attorney Christopher W. Brody has been practicing since 1981. With almost 80 years of combined experience, our lawyers have the knowledge necessary to help you through the legal process.
Personal attention. As our client, you work directly with one of our skilled attorneys. We help you understand your options and work with you toward a solution.
Cost-effective representation. We believe that you shouldn't have to pay exorbitant legal fees. Our attorneys provide high-quality representation at a reasonable cost.
Modern technology. Our clients have the benefit of the latest technologies used in the management of intellectual property law firms. We utilize a state-of-the-art docketing system that is constantly updated with changes in the law in the United States and throughout the world.

With our knowledge and savvy, you can protect your creative vision and move forward with your business ventures.

Full service intellectual property law firm

We represent clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including:

Patents. When you invent a new product, you need to register for a patent to protect your design. A patent gives you exclusive rights, protecting you against infringement. Our skilled attorneys guide clients through the process of getting your invention patented.
Trademarks and copyrights. Your business, product or service is identified by its branding, logo, design or slogan. Protecting your trademark to preserve your business' image is essential. We help you apply for and safeguard your trademarks. Any type of art produced in a tangible form can be formally registered for copyrighting. We help artists copyright their work, giving them the exclusive right to print, sell, copy, license, distribute and use their work as they wish. If someone infringes on your copyright, we seek legal justice.
Counseling, licensing and litigation. Our extensive work with intellectual property law has given us the skills necessary to counsel clients on everything from patent infringement to licensing. We litigate on behalf of our clients, ensuring that you get the credit and financial benefits for your product or art.

Contact our trustworthy Virginia law firm today.

For assistance in all aspects of Virginia intellectual property law, turn to the law firm of Clark & Brody. Call us today at Phone: 202-768-7924 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Alexandria, Virginia office.
Main Office
Main Office
1700 Diagonal Road, Ste. 510
Alexandria  VA  22314
  • 202-835-1111
Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law.
Protecting inventors and their ideas

An inventor has the right to reap the rewards resulting from a new idea. If you have created an invention or improvement, registering your patent provides you with vital protections to exclusive use and benefits derived from your design. Clark & Brody, Law Firm helps inventors at all stages of patent filing and defending your patent rights from infringement.

Preserving all types of patents

Patents are grouped into three different classifications depending upon their form. Our attorneys have the knowledge to help you with:

Utility patents including machines, chemical formulas, compounds and manufactured goods
Design patent original, ornamental design for a manufactured product
Plant patent a new variety of plant

Conducting patent research

To qualify for patent protection, your invention or improvement must be:

Novel not previously known
Unobvious not a form that an expert in the field could identify
Useful has a function
Our attorneys meticulously review your invention with an eye for your eligibility based upon the three primary factors. We then conduct a thorough patents search to determine whether a similar design has already been registered.

Registering your patent pending

If your design appears to be unique, our attorneys walk you through the complex process of preparing your application, including creating essential drawings and descriptions. While waiting for the issuance of your patent, your invention is marked patent pending, thereby affording you substantial protections. A patent is granted by the U.S. Patent Office for a specific time period for which you retain exclusive rights to your invention.

Defending your rights

If another person or company attempts to infringe upon your patent rights, we pursue all available legal remedies. Our attorneys first demand that the infringer cease and desist unauthorized actions. We then vehemently pursue damages.

Contact our meticulous Alexandria intellectual property attorneys

Call Clark & Brody, Law Firm at Phone: 202-768-7924 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Alexandria, VA office.

Christopher Brody

Clark & Brody Partner October 1999 to present

Dickinson Wright PLLC Of Counsel May 1997 to October 1999

Lowe, Price, LeBlanc & Becker Partner January 1991 to May 1997

H. Jay Spiegel & Associates Senior Associate June 1989 to January 1991

-preparing and prosecuting patent applications for domestic clients in areas of semiconductor devices and manufacturing processes, wireless technologies, inorganic chemistry, medical devices, ceramic materials, mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies, and computer software, including client portfolio management and prosecuting foreign based applications in chemical and mechanical technologies and semiconductor devices and processing;
-preparing, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, oppositions, and cancellations;
-investigations and preparing opinions relating to validity, infringement and patentability;
-prosecuting special examination procedures including reissues, reexaminations, protests and interferences;
-counseling clients concerning trademarks, copyrights, and patent infringement, validity, and licensing issues;
-litigation involving legal research, motion drafting, counseling, and discovery.

Patent and Trademark Office:

ExaminerOctober 1981 to May 1989, Primary Examinerfrom December 1987

Examined applications in metallurgical apparatus and heat treating methods, alloy compositions, semiconductor manufacturing processing and devices, ceramics, inorganic chemistry, coating and laminate materials, powder metallurgy;
Reclassified Class 148, heat treatment methods and products;
Involved in protested reissue, reexaminations and interferences.

Engineering Experience:

Process, Quality Control and Research EngineersJune 1975 to October 1981

responsible for process engineering design for engineering company;
monitored and analyzed quality control problems in stainless steel mill;
managed research and development in oil shale, coal and other synthetic fuel technologies.


George Mason University School of Law, May 1986;
Carnegie-Mellon University, B.S. Metallurgical Eng. Material Science, May 1975;
Virginia State Bar, October 1986; District of Columbia Bar, December 1997.